Art is food for the soul. It’s our human expression and it’s been a part of our society since the beginning. However, many people aren’t too convinced about the importance of art classes for kids. Your child is learning, growing, and discovering the world each day. Art could positively impact this growth by providing benefits to their physical, mental, and emotional being as well as being a source of joy in your child’s day.
In this article, we’re going to list the top benefits art classes for kids have on childhood education. At Tiniciti Preschool, we believe in providing an all-inclusive education where art is a crucial element. If you’re wondering how art helps your child grow and learn, take note.
Creativity and Imagination
Children’s creativity and imagination gets encouraged through art. In an art class, children are allowed to express themselves through drawings, paintings, dance, music, crafts and much more. Art classes gives children the opportunity to try new ideas and think outside the box. With children, creativity is developed in the process of making art, not in the final product. With an art class, your kid has the tools to explore, discover, and imagine.
Fine Motor Skills
Children develop and refine their fine motor skills with art classes. The hand muscles are stimulated when they paint with crayons, when they create sculptures with play-doh, and whenever they use their hands to manipulate materials to create art. Bilateral coordination skills are also stimulated when they use both of their hands at the same time. Furthermore, hand-eye coordination is also developed. All these fine motor skills are important are useful for learning to read and write.
Art classes provides cognitive benefits for kids in early childhood education. Kids start recognizing and differentiating different shapes, sizes, and colors. Giving them a better grasp of spatial awareness and math. Furthermore, their communicational skills are also stimulated when kids are asked to explain what they drew or why they did it. Giving your child the opportunity to explain its choices is a great way to encourage communication.
Art helps anyone build patience. Finishing a project takes time and it teaches kids to appreciate the process while also building self-esteem and confidence. Making art teaches kids that “mistakes” are opportunities to learn something new or to discover a new path. Additionally, art provides children with the tools to express thing they can’t verbalize yet.
Art is vital for a comprehensive childhood education. Besides providing numerous benefits to the development of your kid, it’s also fun! Help your kid reach its potential with art classes.